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The Catch of A Lifetime: Deep Sea Fishing in Punta Cana

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Deep Sea Fishing in Punta Cana

The beautiful waters of Punta Cana are not just for relaxing. These Dominican beaches are also a premier fishing spot in the Caribbean. Anglers can go on a deep sea fishing adventure looking to land anything from a Mahi Mahi to a giant Marlin.

Punta Cana is known widely for its fishing of all types: lagoon fishing, reef ranging, fly-fishing and deep-sea fishing. IGFA (International Game Fish Association) records have been set in these waters, and then broken… in the same waters, attracting thousands of anglers year after year. Every August, the area is home to a professional tournament and once even hosted ESPN’s Billfishing Xtreme tournament.

Head out on the Caribbean Sea via a Deep Sea Fishing charter for quite the adventure. While out on the boat, soak in some breathtaking views of the Dominican Republic coastline. Whether you are an experienced angler or a first-timer, the captain and crew of the charter will help you with your fishing. Starting with the very basics, your crew is there to help you catch some nice-sized fish, and return to shore with more than just a few crazy stories to tell.


Fishing charters are a popular attraction in Punta Cana, so you will have no problems finding a few to choose from: Mikes Marina, Fishing Tales, The Reef, Hook ‘Em Up and Dhara Fishing Charters are just a few available in the area. Each has its own vessel, crew, captain and equipment. The amenities included also vary from charter to charter, so if you are looking for something specific included in your excursion, be sure to ask before booking.

In the summer, try for a Blue Marlin, a popular trophy-size catch, wahoo or mahi-mahi. The winter months offer plentiful amounts of yellow fin tuna. Sailfish and white marlin are also common catch in these waters.

This family-friendly adventure is a great memory maker, and your deep sea fishing charter strives to make your time enjoyable; you may even learn a thing or two about fishing. Punta Cana is sure to have the perfect charter fishing vessel and crew for you.

If you get even a little seasick, the smaller boats (anything less than 33 feet) are not recommended. Don’t forget to bring some medicine to remedy seasickness. Even if you do not get sea legs, you’re best to use something; you do not want to risk ruining your time.

You do not need a personal fishing license if you are venturing out with a Deep Sea Charter. Get our there and enjoy!



The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Playa Blanca at Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, (1)(809) 959-2222

Our resort is ideally located near white-sand beaches, championship golf, scuba and other water activities, shopping, and upscale dining.

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The Catch of A Lifetime: Deep Sea Fishing in Punta Cana